The Gardai in Nenagh are anxious to speak to four men in relation to a spate of burglaries in the area last Friday.
Three of the incidents occurred in the Ciamalta Meadows housing estate during which the front doors of three properties were forced open and each house ransacked.
A Waterford Crystal lamp was taken from one of the properties, but it not certain what, if anything, was taken from the other two houses.
On the same evening, three other houses in the Lahorna, Annabeg and Puckane were targeted. A wedding ring, watch and small amount of cash was stolen from the house in Annabeg, while jewellery and a watch to a total value of €100 was stolen from the Puckane property. A bedroom in the house in Lahorna was disturbed, but it is not clear yet if anything was taken from the property.
A Garda spokesman said that four men who were seen in each the areas were travelling in a black Volkswagen Golf that had false number plates.
Meanwhile, a woman who had returned to her car from St Michael’s GAA field in Toomevara at the weekend was approached by a male who asked if she was going to be there long. He then reached in and took her handbag from the floor of the car before making a off in a black car. The handbag contained cheques and cash to the value of €250 and the victim’s spectacles.
In a separate incident, a woman had her handbag containing €130 cash and a purse worth €400 stolen from her vehicle from the car park of Lidl, Nenagh, on Monday evening. Gardaí suspect the thief pounced after disabling the remote control locking device on the woman’s car when she was returning to the trolly dock after loading her messages.
Local gardaí are also investigating an assault on a woman at Maximus Night Club which allegedly occurred in the early hours of last Sunday. It is believed the injured party sustained a punch to the nose.
The burglary of a house at Knockane, Newport, on Tuesday night of last week is being investigated. A driving licence was taken from the property, which was ransacked.